Recommendation for Consideration by Alexandria City Council
City and National Park Service Reach Agreement on Mitigation
The Potomac Yard Metrorail Station project reached its next milestone today, as City of Alexandria staff issued a report recommending Alternative B for the construction of a new station. The report, along with the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) published on March 27, will be the subject of eight public meetings and hearings prior to City Council’s consideration on May 20.
“This report is another important step in moving this vital project forward,” said Mayor William D. Euille. “It represents dedicated and coordinated efforts at the local, state and federal levels, and I thank all involved for their continued diligence.”
Under Alternative B, the new station would be located at-grade, east of the existing Potomac Yard Retail Center (see above model). This would position the station to leverage the development of the high-density mix of office, retail, restaurant and residential uses envisioned for North Potomac Yard, and the associated community, transportation, and economic development benefits.